(E*pon"y*my) n. [Gr. a surname given after some person or thing.] The derivation of the
name of a race, tribe, etc., from that of a fabulous hero, progenitor, etc.
(||Ep`o*öph"o*ron) n. [NL., from Gr. 'epi` upon + egg + fe`rein to bear.] (Anat.) See Parovarium.
(Ep"o*pee` ||Ep`o*p"ia) n. [F. épopée, Gr. 'e`pos song + to make. See Epos.] An epic poem; epic
(Ep"opt) n. [Gr. one initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries.] One instructed in the mysteries of a
secret system. Carlyle.
(||Ep"os) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] An epic.
(Ep`o*ta"tion) n. [L. epotare, epotatum, to drink; e out + potare to drink.] A drinking up; a
quaffing. [Obs.] Feltham.
n. [F.] (Gun.) An apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder.
(Ep"som*ite) n. Native sulphate of magnesia or Epsom salt.
(Ep"som salts` or salt`) . (Med.) Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; originally
prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, whence the name; afterwards prepared
from sea water; but now from certain minerals, as from siliceous hydrate of magnesia.
(Ep"u*la*ry) a. [L. epularis, fr. epulum a feast: cf. F. épulaire.] Of or pertaining to a feast or
banquet. [Obs.] Smart.
(Ep`u*la"tion) n. [L. epulatio.] A feasting or feast; banquet. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(||E*pu"lis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a gumboil; Gr. 'epi` upon + gums.] (Med.) A hard tumor developed
from the gums.
(Ep"u*lose`) a. [L. epulum a feast.] Feasting to excess. [Obs.]
(Ep`u*los"i*ty) n. A feasting to excess. [Obs.]
(Ep`u*lot"ic) a. [Gr. fr. to scar over or heal; 'epi` upon, over + whole.] Promoting the skinning
over or healing of sores; as, an epulotic ointment. n. An epulotic agent.
(Ep`u*ra"tion) n. [L. e out, quite + purare to purify, purus pure.] Purification.
n. [F.] (Fine Arts) A draught or model from which to build; especially, one of the full size
of the work to be done; a detailed drawing.
(E`qua*bil"i*ty) n. [L. aequabilitas, fr. aequabilis. See Equable.] The quality or condition
of being equable; evenness or uniformity; as, equability of temperature; the equability of the mind.
For the celestial bodies, the equability and constancy of their motions argue them ordained by wisdom.Ray.
(E"qua*ble) a. [L. aequabilis, fr. aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus even, equal.
1. Equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; said of motion, and the like; uniform in
surface; smooth; as, an equable plain or globe.
2. Uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; said of the feelings or temper.